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ScanCraft CS-P always says there isn't a scanner connected or that there might be something in the parallel port

But the scanner is connected and I don't know what a parallel port even is. All the plugs are connected and everything, so I'm confused.

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Re: ScanCraft CS-P always says there isn't a scanner...

Evening MCRmyFranKIE, A parallel port is commonly known as a printer port or LPT1 port. Before USB ports existed scanners frequently used them to connect to computers. The connector on the PC is typically *D* shaped and contains two rows of 25 pins, about 1 ¾ inches wide. Questions for you: -Are you using that kind of cable or a USB cable? -Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software following the instructions yet? Once you give us some more information we can continue.

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This scanner is an old one so it has only parallel port. You can connect it to any USB with the converter you mentioned and should be working. Did you connect the power supply at the scanner too? It is nesessary for the scanner in order to take power.


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Not likely to work reliably if you get it to work.
The parallel port must be set to communicate in both directions. The SUB to Parallel adapter may be a ONE-WAY communications device.

Get a new (or used) Epson scanner or Epson all-in-one ($50) which includes a scanner and printer! Your new computer may not have the proper drivers for your old IBM scanner, anyway. If you purchase an Epson all-in-one, get a "WorkForce" model - that's their latest product line.

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make sure you follow this step :
1. install driver USB to Paralel port (LPT1) before the cable connected to PC
2. After the driver installed, install the cable - and it supposed to be detected
3. the last think u have to do is install the scanner/printer driver

if it is not work, i guess the problem is on the USB to paralel adapter, or the driver not installed correctly

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No port for printer connection

It has usb ports... if your printer is Parallel you should purchase a parallel to usb adapter.

here is an example of an ebay auction for one...

They are cheap

Hope this helps.. remember if the cable is not long enough on the adapter you can always buy a usb extender.

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Cannot detect scanner

There is going to be issues with connecting it in this fashion. The usb adapters are not addressed the same as a real parallel port. This means that the drivers probably do not have a chance at working. The other issue is usb ports on laptops rarely have the power to drive devices larger than a mouse or keyboard. This means that the usb adaptor may not have enough power to function. Try plugging it into a powered usb hub then to the laptop. This may give it enough power to do what you want if the drivers are compatible of course.

Good Luck.

If all else fails goto goodwill and get a usb scanner. I always see stacks of them. Most are the usb type.

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How to hook up?

This scanner may have a parallel and a USB port. Use the USB port, if it exists. If not, connect the scanner to the parallel port, then connect the printer to the pass-through port on the scanner. This can be problematic, requiring changes to the BIOS and driver difficulties. A USB scanner is a better solution, and they are cheap nowadays.

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Printer Port is used by another device

Just only check and delete error print task queue in all of printers.

Start->settings->printers and faxes.

Right click and open each printer on your machine to find which printer remain error queue and delete it.

Good luck...


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